La Voile

4.7
4097 Reviews
$30 and under
French
La Voile is an authentic French brasserie, opened in Cannes in 1947. After a few years under a new ownership, it relocated to Boston in 2007.
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JayM
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch!
So happy we decided to dine here.
Staff, ambiance, food
All exemplary.

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emma
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. A few new servers so we had a little trouble getting started but everyone was so kind and the food was truly excellent. Haven’t had such well-seasoned food in Boston in a long time.

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vipFESRSFC
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant should give people time to eat, relax, catch up socially and enjoy their meal. La Voile seems like a place where guests should be able to relax and not feel as though they need to Sprint through the meal to make the table available for the next guest.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food is outstanding. The wine list is good (the wines I wanted were out of stock). The service, however, was non-existent. We saw our server 4 times all night (greeting, order, cleared, drop the bill). Dropped $800 on dinner for two. With so many French dining options in the city, I probably won’t be going back..

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StevenT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine @ La Voile. Wonderful drinks. Simple fare done terrifically well, and a restaurant staff that is professional, yet friendly make this one of my favorite restaurants in town.

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Jacob
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary and the restaurant is really cute! Waitstaff was awesome, helped correct our shaky table which definitely would’ve been annoying. They gave us champagne on the house, which was totally unnecessary and very thoughtful. Food was great, really enjoyed the charcuterie board. Would recommend the señor Napoleon, a strong but flavored cocktail. Super romantic and nice, we sat outside under soft string lighting.

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DavidL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've seen a few negative reviews and I don't get it. Service was excellent. Entire waitstaff treated my family like gold, made very good menu suggestions. Meat (duck and tenderloin beef) was cooked perfectly - two were a perfect medium the other a perfect medium well. Wine (Bordeaux - Pomerol appellation) was an excellent value. Ambience is a perfect French bistro. It took slightly long for us to get the bill but only because the restaurant started filling all at once. Every business in Sept. 2021 is hurting to find employees. Given the economy, this staff knocked it out of the park. I've worked in several restaurants and I'm a touch critic.

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vipArtFoodLover
New England
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, wow!
Transported to Southern France without all the travel or Covid tests (We are double vaccinated though!!). We sat outside with greenery and flowers around us. So pleasant and so French. I can see ourselves eating outside there even when 45 degrees plus. Last winter taught me that I can survive outside at a restaurant with snow falling in my wine, as long as I have a cushion for the butt to separate from cold metal seats (sometimes I brought my own), heat lamp nearby and laughter with my friends or hubby. Oh the waiters! the food! Love that there is not loud music. Can talk, drink and eat. Such a great ambiance. Wow, I wish I did not tell you all this, so I can still get a reservation!

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MarissaB
New England
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for my mom's birthday. There were 5 of us -- got a lot of food and drinks. Everything was excellent. Waiter was great. I had the french onion soup (which was amazing!!)

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vipTheflorentine
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.

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ChipL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The essence of French Dining
A fine place with great priced wine choices .. knowledgeable staff

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vipMaxW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time when I go there. Alex is the best and the people who work with him as well. All the best.

The food and drinks never disappoints!

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vipLola
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We looked forward to ilium lunch at La Voile for quite awhile as part of our return from Iceland. Hoping for a taste of pan Seared food gras, we cut into the dish to find essentially raw duck liver that was so gross even my sister who eats pretty much anything refused it. We tried to eat the edges but it failed. Surprisingly this dish had a scoop of applesauce plopped on the plate and a small green salad, which was underwhelming.

The beet salad was 5-6 slices of beet with sprinkled goat cheese- again so basic and Uninventive and uninspiring.

The mussels in saffron sauce was “okay” - not great and we were surprised the options were curry or saffron sauce rather than white wine sauce. Fries were over cooked.
Our server was great.
The champagne was good. The Malbec was good.

It was disappointing the quality and presentation of the food as La Voile is touted as one of the best in Boston and we had looked forward to a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Awful service. Long time for a waiter to show, then appetizers came out in a flash…before our drinks or bread. We asked them to pace a bit better. Well, that was a mistake - then waited almost 1.5 hours for the entree. Whole ordeal was almost 3h.

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Catgirl1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! My waiter was wonderful. I was not rushed and enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you

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vipsusank
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The smokers standing next to the outdoor dining tables were not conducive to enjoying the meal.
The food was not hot
The onion soup was to thick with cheese and not hot
I was disappointed with the food and I eat here frequently.

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vipEvaestee23
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner place - great terrasse and French food. Our waiter was nice and caring and the food is really good.

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CliffM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time here and had a wonderful experience - from start to finish it was delightful - I live in Madison, WI and will make sure to visit again the next time I am in Boston - merci beaucoup!

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JacquelineF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience at the start of my month of Bday celebrations

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vipAnnacabana
New England
82 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our anniversary compelled us to return to La Voile for a special dinner. Service was good, several staff attended our table. Beet salad with goat cheese and smoked salmon appetizers were enjoyable. My Salmon entree was tasty. Wines are always superb. As the chocolate fondant dessert was not available, we ordered classic crème brûlée which was delicious.

PJ
vipPhilJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Visited twice this past week (Sept 2021). First time just for dessert and a glass of wine. They didn’t put in one of two dessert orders and substituted a random dessert wine for a Sauternes without asking. Chalked that up to late night issues with staffing or whatever. Then went for lunch. 30 minutes after ordering the salads showed up. 90 minutes in had to cancel the rest - nothing else ever showed up. Had no intention of making lunch an all day affair. I get that COVID has had an impact on staffing but seriously guys get it together. You used to be a fun place to visit. Now it’s just a place to get frustrated and p’d off.

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vipVioloncelle74
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid French bistro food. Return one year after initial visit. Will keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relatives in town

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere, incredible food, incredible service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely evening outside by the street. Menu was limited and prices are very high. Ambiance was exceptional- we felt like we were in a French Cafe.Wait staff was ok given number of tables she had to serve. Overall a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ie. love introducing friends to this wonderful restaurant.. feel like we had a trip to France..

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must experience especially if your a French food fanatic there’s nothing better with an ambience that will bring any lover of this beautiful cuisine back with a wine list to savour

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vipAndrewW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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SamS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had a great time here with a very pleasurable ambiance that made for a welcoming and comfortable experience. The french Onion soup perhaps was the greatest french onion soup i have ever had. It was excellent in adventure and taste and is a must try.

The servers were great, professional, kind, and decisive. I will have to give this place another go in the future

JM
vipJulesMacrae
New England
58 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another fabulous evening with friends, the food was fabulous!

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terence
New England
46 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tomato soup was a star as were the escargots. Will be back

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vipNeile
New England
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lots of pluses and some minuses. On the positive side:
-Ambience and location were spectacular. Lovely evening outside
-Service was excellent
-Beet salad was excellent
-Dessert was fabulous....

Minuses:
-Portions of the main (I had cod) were very small and more mashed potatoes than cod
-The onion soup was a different recipe and maybe it's just us, but we didn't love it.

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SriharsaP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and very good service. Wine and food pairing is superb. Thank you, Alex S and the serving crew.

RW
RachelW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely one of my favorite date night restaurants in Back Bay. The atmosphere is romantic and relaxed. You're going to want to enjoy a slow meal here. My husband and I never spend less than 2 hours here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exemplary service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chicken was dry but otherwise was really nice

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vipnoweaknesses
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first visit since the pandemic and it is still one of our very favorites. wonderful food, attentive service. can not be topped

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eileenf
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last night in Boston! My husband and I are leaving Massachusetts after 36 years and had to spend our last evening in our favorite restaurant of all time! The staff, the ambience, the food, the wine and champagne all are incredible!

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vipSoloDiner
London
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A step into Old World culinary civility. Most of the traditional French dishes can be found along with inventive seasonal specials. Of the latter, I enjoyed an appetizer of heirloom tomatoes with burato. The Dover sole is superb. Great cocktail list and wine offerings. The service is knowledgeable and helpful and efficient. A favorite Boston go-to!

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La Voile is rated 4.7 stars by 4097 OpenTable diners.

La Voile does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://baravin1855.com/purchase.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.